Scary stuff on campus: Tricks, treats, sugar rushes

Sarah Bonner gives a test knock on a particularly well-decorated door in Shearer Hall. Some SE students have really been going all out to make sure that the children who will be visiting tonight have a fun, safe time.

Story by: Jenna Blakely

Contributing Writer

Shearer Hall residents can expect to see ghosts and goblins roaming the floors tonight, but not because the dorm is haunted. It’s all part of the annual SE Residence Hall Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza.

Every year, the Residence Halls Department puts on a Safe Trick or Treat for local community children.

“This event is always a huge success,” said Resident Adviser Kristal Wharry. “It targets the children in our community and our SE faculty and staff kids to provide them an opportunity to be able to go out and trick or treat safely.”

Last year’s Safe Trick or Treat was a big success, and the Residence Life Department is hoping to make this year’s event just as successful.

Another Shearer Hall door decorator made some truly inspired use of caution tape in preparing the dorm for the trick or treat fest.

Participating children will get the opportunity to walk throughout Shearer Hall escorted by their parents and get candy and treats from college students.

Many of the students who are participating will be sitting outside of their dorm rooms in the residence halls, waiting for the little ghosts, goblins and princesses to walk by and say the famous words, “trick or treat,” so they can drop a piece of candy into their bags.

This year there will be three floors of trick or treating for children 12 and under, a spooktacular haunted house suitable for younger children in North Hall, a carnival, Halloween crafts and more.

Parents who want a safe, fun and enjoyable place to bring their children this year to trick or treat are invited to check out the annual SE Residence Hall Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza.

A film of fluffy spider web gets spread across a door to promote a proper sense of ambience. SE will be hosting three floors of tricks and treats for the children to enjoy.

The event will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Shearer Hall and Suites. This event is sponsored by SE Residence Life and the SE Residence Hall Association.

For more information on the event, please contact John Swoboda at 745-2757. Students who are interested in participating by passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters should see the RAs for details.

Photos by Alisha Loyd